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For November 11: Rick Miller reads "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae

posted on 2015-11-06

In Flanders Fields is a war poem written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. It has become the symbol of Remembrance Day together with the red poppy, to honour those who fought in service to the country.

In Flanders Fields
by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
May 1915


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.




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